"Perfect for a romantic weekend" says Condé Nast Traveller, the Boscolo Budapest is a Belle Epoque beauty with elaborate renaissance décor. Dating back to 1894, it’s surrounded by historic buildings in the Erzsebetvaros district, a now gentrified area known for its trendy romkocsma (ruin pubs).
Sights such as the House of Terror and the Hungarian National Museum are around 20 minutes away on foot, or jump on the hop-on hop-off city tour bus, which stops outside the hotel.
Back at the hotel, the New York Café is the real must-see. Once a favourite with the city's finest writers, today it is still the epitome of European café society. The ceilings are four storeys high and are embellished with cherubs, Italian chandeliers and acres of gilding.
Breakfast is served on the mezzanine, where guests have a front-row view of the frescoes while enjoying muesli, scrambled eggs, or the more traditional Hungarian fare, of rosemary-flavoured goose liver and stewed apricots.
At night seek out the intimate bar hidden on a side balcony. Draped in red velvet, it's the ideal setting for a post-dinner nightcap. There's also a gym and the ice-cave-like spa, with pool, steam bath, sauna and tea lounge.
The accommodation is super-sized -- rooms are just as large as suites in other hotels, while suites here are larger than the average city apartment. Dressed in a chic mix of gold and beige, the decor is "opulent but not stuffy", notes Fodor's, and bathrooms have large marble baths. The most decadent by far are the Presidential Suites, themed in royal blue and scarlet and shimmering with glass-blown chandeliers and mosaic-tiled bathrooms.
From the press:
"Perfect for a romantic weekend" -- Condé Nast Traveller
"A pleasing mix of traditional and contemporary" -- Fodor's
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Children under 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available free of charge for children under 12.
Children aged 12 and over are charged at the adult rate of 48.80€ per night. Extra bed available on request and in the Superior Rooms and Junior Suite only. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged 20€ per day on checkout.
A city tax of 4% per room per stay is included in the total price.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The hotel will accept payments in Hungarian Forint on checkout. However in case of prepaid rates, the hotel will charge your card in Hungarian Forint based on the exchange rate of the transaction date.
It's 30 minutes by taxi from the airport or a 15-minute walk from both Nyugati and Keleti train stations. Travelling by public transport from the airport will take just under an hour -- take the 200E bus to Kőbanya/Kispest metro station (five stops), then metro line 3 to Corvin-negyed station (seven stops), before changing to tram line 4 or 6 to Blaha Lujza station (three stops), right next to the hotel.
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